- In 2019, numerous cars will vanish.
- Some will be updated, but others could be gone for good.
- The biggest trend is carmakers killing sedans and small cars in favor of SUVs and crossovers.
There's no point in being nostalgic in the auto industry — cars come and go with regularity.
Still, it's always a bit sad when a vehicle says goodbye. The only solace is that nameplates have vanished for years, only to return in revised form.
In 2019, we'll witness the effects of a major strategic shift in the US market, as consumers move away from sedans and embrace SUVs and crossovers. Hybrids could also be in trouble, as all-electric vehicles start to arrive. The Detroit Big Three — General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — are already executing the shift.
Other types of rides are being Updated in 2019, while some beloved high-performance machines are vanishing due to slow sales.
Here's a quick roundup of some of the cars that are going away in 2019 (by no means exhaustive, and based mainly on cars I've driven):
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Front-engine C7 Chevy Corvette: I'm not 100% sure if the front-engined Vette will vanish, but it seems clear that the eighth-generation of the iconic sports car will have its motor behind the driver's head — a mid-engine design. It's possible that Chevy would produce the Vette in two configurations. We'll see.
Chevy SS: The simple V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive beast is based on the Australian-spec Holden Commodore. It will disappear in 2019, and with it Chevy's budget alternative to BMW's M cars.
Third-generation Chevy Silverado: Don't worry, though, because the 2019 redesign has already arrived.
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via Matthew DeBord